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New Moto P30 leaks reveal specs and strong Huawei P20/iPhone X resemblance

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

What do you call a copy of a copy? The Moto P30, if new leaks are any indication.

A wealth of images and specifications for the Moto P30 have emerged via Chinese social media platform Weibo, publication Androidpure, and through the company's own channels (some reportedly by mistake). All show what appears to be a pretty clear-cut copy of Huawei's P20 and P20 Pro, which itself borrows many of its design elements from Apple's iPhone X.

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New Moto P30 leaks reveal specs and strong Huawei P20/iPhone X resemblance was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Verizon is offering six months of free Apple Music to subscribers on unlimited plans

Friday, August 10th, 2018

It still seems a bit weird that Apple Music is on Android, but some people swear by it. If you're one of those people, you should know that Verizon is offering six months of free Apple Music - double the regular trial period - to both new and existing subscribers on its unlimited plans.

Every major carrier nowadays has some sort of incentive. T-Mobile will pay for your Netflix bill, AT&T has its WatchTV streaming service and another service of your choice bundled in, and Sprint offers TIDAL and Hulu.

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Verizon is offering six months of free Apple Music to subscribers on unlimited plans was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple has become America’s first trillion-dollar company

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

We're pretty keen on Android news here, but some things outside our immediate purview are significant enough to be worth mentioning. Here's one: today, Apple became the first US company to surpass a total market capitalization of $1 trillion (trillion as in a thousand billions).

Market capitalization, or market cap, is the total combined value of all of a publicly traded company's outstanding shares. Apple's stock price climbed to a new high of $208.38 around 2 p.m., Eastern time today, pushing its market cap past that $1 trillion mark.

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Apple has become America's first trillion-dollar company was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Play Store beats App Store in downloads for Q2 2018 by 160% but loses in spending by 80% according to App Annie

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

For a while now, App Annie has been offering its metrics to interested parties so developers can better understand their place in the app economy. Careful examination and integration of data like this, paired with the knowledge of a target audience, can influence where a developer's time can be best spent. And according to App Annie's latest report, Play Store downloads are up significantly, with a 20% rise year-over-year, and 160% higher than Apple's Play Store.

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Play Store beats App Store in downloads for Q2 2018 by 160% but loses in spending by 80% according to App Annie was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

After 7 years, Samsung and Apple have finally settled

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Samsung and Apple have come to an agreement in a patent dispute so protracted it's become a running joke. Following seven years of verdicts and appeals, a California judge has filed a motion stating the case has been settled, and any further claims will be dismissed. The sum of the settlement hasn't been disclosed.

In 2012, Samsung was found to have violated a number of Apple's patents and ordered to pay $1.05 billion.

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After 7 years, Samsung and Apple have finally settled was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung ordered to pay $538 million in Apple patent retrial ruling

Friday, May 25th, 2018

A new development in the patent case that absolutely will not die: a California jury has ruled in favor of Apple, and Samsung is to pay damages to the tune of $538 million for violations primarily of Apple's design patents. Apple had been seeking more than $1 billion.

The jury deliberated for three and a half days before delivering their verdict. Samsung was found liable for about $538 million in damages; the majority of the sum — $533.3 million — was awarded for design patent violations, while the remainder was for assorted technical patents.

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Samsung ordered to pay $538 million in Apple patent retrial ruling was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung ordered to pay $538 million in Apple patent retrial ruling

Friday, May 25th, 2018

A new development in the patent case that absolutely will not die: a California jury has ruled in favor of Apple, and Samsung is to pay damages to the tune of $538 million for violations primarily of Apple's design patents. Apple had been seeking more than $1 billion.

The jury deliberated for three and a half days before delivering their verdict. Samsung was found liable for about $538 million in damages; the majority of the sum — $533.3 million — was awarded for design patent violations, while the remainder was for assorted technical patents.

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Samsung ordered to pay $538 million in Apple patent retrial ruling was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple rejects Steam Link app for iOS and Apple TV, citing ‘business conflicts’

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Steam Link for iOS and Android was released last week, allowing users to stream games from a local desktop PC to their phone. We reviewed the Android version, and it's an impressive app despite still being in beta. Apple has now removed Steam Link from the iOS and Apple TV stores, leaving Android as the only platform with the application.

In a public statement, Valve said Apple initially approved the app on May 7, but later rejected it due to 'business conflicts with app guidelines':

On Monday, May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release.

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Apple rejects Steam Link app for iOS and Apple TV, citing 'business conflicts' was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple seeks $1 billion from Samsung at retrial for patent violations

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Apple is seeking about $1 billion in damages from Samsung for the violation of five separate patents, three of which are design-related. Samsung isn't arguing that it didn't infringe on Apple's patents, but it is asking for a much smaller penalty: $28 million.

In a case that's been ongoing since 2011, Samsung was found to have violated a number of Apple's patents, and in 2012, was ordered to pay $1.05 billion in damages.

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Apple seeks $1 billion from Samsung at retrial for patent violations was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Smartphone shipments in Q1 2018 show an overall drop but big gains for Huawei and Xiaomi

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

New data from International Data Corporation (IDC) suggests consumers are buying fewer phones, but several companies still saw substantial increases in shipments last quarter. IDC blames the slowdown on the increasing price of flagship phones and the lack of new smartphone users. Still, the decline wasn't huge and we're still talking about shipments of 334.3 million in the first quarter. That's 2.9% lower than Q1 2017.

IDC analysts claim that consumers have been purchasing premium phones, but they want to hold onto them for longer.

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Smartphone shipments in Q1 2018 show an overall drop but big gains for Huawei and Xiaomi was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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